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A. Jay Burns, M.D. – Medical Director

Dr. A. Jay Burns is an assistant professor of plastic surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and has his private practice in Dallas. He is board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Burns has chaired many laser conferences and is a noted national and inter national speaker and authority on lasers and cosmetic surgery, and vascular anomalies and birthmarks. He is founder and director of the Vascular Anomalies and Birthmark Clinic at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas. Dr. Burns has been a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery since 1992. He has served the society in many positions, highlighted by his presidency in 2006-2007. Dr. Burns is also a member of the America Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Inc., and the American Association of Plastic Surgeons.

He speaks regularly on television and radio and has been quoted in many national, state, and local publications such as D Magazine, Tex as Monthly, The Washington Post, Readers Digest, Self, Family Circle, Better Homes and Gardens, Allure and Elle. He has been voted numerous times by his peers to both D Magazine’s “Best Doctors” and Texas Monthly’s “Texas Super Doctors”. He has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey “Medical Miracles” show and is the regular guest plastic surgeon on Good Morning Texas, WFAA-TV.

More information can be found on his website, www.drjayburns.com.


Rod J. Rohrich, M.D.

Rod J. Rohrich, M.D., F.A.C.S. is an internationally known surgeon, innovative leader and educator in Plastic Surgery. He is Professor and founding Chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, held the Crystal Charity Ball Distinguished Chair in Plastic Surgery from 1993 to 2014, the Betty and Warren Woodward Chair in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery from 1999-2014 and is the recipient of the Rod J. Rohrich, M.D. Distinguished Professorship in Wound Healing and Plastic Surgery (bestowed by a grateful patient). Dr. Rohrich is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has a clinical practice at University Hospitals/UT Southwestern Medical Center and the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute.

Dr. Rohrich grew up on a ranch in North Dakota and completed his undergraduate and postgraduate education with highest honors at North Dakota State University and the University of North Dakota. He received his medical degree from Baylor University College of Medicine, graduating with high honors. After general surgery and plastic surgery residencies at The University of Michigan Medical Center, he did further training in pediatric plastic surgery at Oxford University in England. Dr. Rohrich completed a hand and microvascular fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. He joined the Division of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern in Dallas in 1986.

Dr. Rohrich is a member of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the Plastic Surgery Research Council, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), and the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons. He has served as a Director of the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) and as President of the Dallas Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Rohrich is a Founding Member of the Board of Governors of the National Endowment for Plastic Surgery. Dr. Rohrich currently serves as President of the Association of Academic Chairmen of Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Rohrich has also served as President of the ASPS, the largest organization of Board Certified plastic surgeons in the world and is past-member of the Board of Directors of the ASPS, the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation (PSEF), the ASAPS and the Aesthetic Society Education and Research Foundation (ASERF). He has been active in organized medicine for more than two decades and served as a section chairman within the American Medical Association, an organization with more than 30,000 members. He has chaired over 100 national and international plastic surgery educational symposia. He has served as a Visiting Professor for the two national plastic surgery educational organizations (PSEF and ASAPS) in both aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. He has also been a Visiting Professor to over 150 national and international societies and has delivered more than 1500 scientific presentations on all aspects of plastic surgery.

Dr. Rohrich is a civic leader, having served on the Board of Directors of the March of Dimes, Save the Children – Dallas, Dallas Chapter of the American Cancer Society, the Evergreen Gala Advisory Board which directly benefits the Dallas community breast cancer efforts of the ACS and he is a Founding Member of the Dallas for Children Foundation. Dr. Rohrich and his wife, Dr. Diane L. Gibby, have been Honorary Co-chairs of the Dallas for Children Foundation which assists in early childhood development programs for underprivileged children. He was also responsible for organizing an East Dallas Mobile Health Unit to assist in the immunization of homeless and underprivileged children. Through the Rod J. Rohrich, M.D. Foundation, Dr. Rohrich annually supports a medical student who will practice primary care in his native state of North Dakota. He has performed and taught plastic surgery in Third World countries, specifically reconstructing severely burned and congenitally deformed children.

Dr. Rohrich has been the recipient of numerous prestigious national research, teaching, and distinguished service awards during his academic career in plastic surgery. As an innovative educator and scientist, he holds a patent on a new breast implant and has developed educational models for bringing emerging technology to plastic surgeons. He is Editor-in-Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the leading and most prestigious journal in the world for plastic surgeons, and an editor for Selected Readings in Plastic Surgery, a supplement to the teaching curriculum of plastic surgery training programs in the United States and thirty-eight foreign countries. Dr. Rohrich’s interests span the entire spectrum of plastic surgery from craniomaxillofacial surgery to aesthetic surgery (rhinoplasty, breast surgery, and body contouring). He has published more than 600 peer review articles and 50 chapters in plastic surgery, ranging from cosmetic surgery to craniofacial surgery. He has published five textbooks in plastic surgery ranging from rhinoplasty, craniomaxillofacial trauma, secondary rhinoplasty and ultrasound-assisted liposuction. He has been included as one of the Best Doctors in Dallas since 2000, Super Doctors in Texas since 2005, Best Doctors in America since 1996, Who’s Who in America since 1993, Best Doctors in America by Good Housekeeping Magazine, and named a Notable North Dakotan in 1998. He and his wife have two children.

More information can be found on his website, www.drrohrich.com.


Richard Y. Ha, M.D.

Dr. Richard Ha serves as president of the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute. He specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery and performs a variety of procedures including face/neck lifts, eyelid lifts, rhinoplasty, browlifts, breast augmentations and lifts, liposuction, tummy tucks, body/thigh lifts, arm lifts, laser resurfacing, fat grafting, and filler injections such as Botox™, Sculptra™, Radiesse™, and Juvederm™.

Dr. Ha also performs procedures for post-mastectomy breast reconstruction, cleft lip and palate repair, craniofacial reconstruction and trauma, pediatric plastic surgery, skin cancer reconstruction (Moh’s), and microsurgery.

Dr. Ha received his undergraduate degree with honors from Brown University and his medical degree from the Indiana University. He completed his general surgery, plastic surgery, and craniofacial fellowship training from UT Southwestern Medical Center.
Dr. Ha is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the UT Southwestern Department of Plastic Surgery. He is active in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, lecturing nationally at courses and meetings, and serving on several committees. Dr. Ha has been selected as a D-Magazine Top Plastic Surgeon 2008-2011 and has been recognized by US News as a Top plastic surgeon.

Dr. Ha understands that each patient is unique. His training and experience allow him to enhance his patients’ beauty in a naturally aesthetic manner. “Plastic surgery is an art that requires creativity and attention to detail to deliver outstanding results. I’m committed to the highest level of patient satisfaction and experience, and patient safety is always my top priority.”

For more information, please visit his website: www.haplasticsurgery.com.


John Burns, M.D.

Dr Burns is a Clinical Instructor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and is in private practice with a renowned group of plastic surgeons at The Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute in the Tom Landry Center on the campus of Baylor University Medical Center. Dr Burns was raised in Dallas and graduated from Highland Park High School. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr Burns completed his medical training at the University of Texas Medical Branch graduating summa cum laude from the research honors program. As one of the top students, he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honorary society. He stayed at the University of Texas Medical Branch where he completed a residency in Plastic Surgery. In addition, he completed externships in microvascular surgery at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas and cosmetic surgery with Drs Tom Baker and James Stuzin in Miami, Florida. Dr Burns completed a fellowship in laser surgery at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center under the direction of his current partners: Drs. A. Jay Burns and Rod J. Rohrich. His leadership in the field is evidenced by the numerous peer reviewed articles and book chapters he has published on the subject of plastic surgery.

Dr Burns is well trained in all aspects of plastic and cosmetic surgery. His philosophy is to achieve the finest possible result with the least risk. This is why Dr Burns insists on using only physician anesthesiologists for all but the most simple of procedures. In addition, he operates in an onsite fully accredited surgery center, Dallas Day Surgery Center, or at Baylor University Hospital and with the Plastic and Craniofacial Institute for Infants and Children at the Children’s Medical Center in Dallas. As the first plastic surgeon in the United States to complete a fellowship in laser surgery, he brings a unique and unmatched expertise in facial rejuvenation. Many plastic surgeons offer only surgical solutions to restore a more youthful appearance. While surgery can often achieve remarkable improvements, failing to optimize the appearance of the skin will inevitably yield suboptimal results. With his advanced training in laser surgery, Dr Burns is uniquely qualified to address every aspect of facial rejuvenation.

For more on John Burns, M.D. www.drjohnburns.com.


H. Steve Byrd, M.D.

Dr. Steve Byrd has been practicing in Dallas as a plastic surgeon since completing his residency in 1978. He is board certified by both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He entered private practice at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas and was appointed vice-chairman to the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center following his residency.

Since those appointments, he has been distinguished as a full professor at the above mentioned University and has served as Chief of Service at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. In addition, he is the Director of Plastic Surgery at Children’s Medical Center, is past president of the Dallas County Society of Plastic Surgery, is a founding member and past president of the Rhinoplasty Society, and a former member of the board of the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation.

In a recent poll, “Best Doctors in America,” Dr. Byrd was elected by his peers – throughout the County, not just in Dallas – as one of the top plastic surgeons in the United States. He accredits this acknowledgment to his uncompromising commitment to the highest standard of patient care, to the development of innovative and state of the art surgical techniques, and to the betterment of his specialty through the educational and governmental process.

More information can be found on his website, www.drstevebyrd.com.


Jason Potter, M.D., D.D.S.

Dr. Jason Potter is a double board certified plastic surgeon serving the greater Dallas area with cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery options. Dr. Potter obtained his medical degree at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, and subsequently earned his dental degree at the University of Washington School of Dentistry in Seattle. Following his formal education, Dr. Potter received advanced surgical training in general surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery and plastic surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Potter lectures locally and nationally, is an active clinical faculty in the department of plastic surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and holds multiple hospital affiliations in the Dallas, Ft. Worth area.

American Board of Plastic Surgery, Diplomate
American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Diplomate

Professional Associations:
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Dallas Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons

Hospital Affiliations:
Baylor Healthcare System – Dallas, Texas
Presbyterian Hospital Dallas – Dallas, Texas
Harris Methodist Southlake Center for Diagnostics and Surgery – Southlake, Texas
Texas Institute for Surgery – Dallas, Texas

Academic Appointments:
Clinical Assistant Professor 1/2008-present
Department of Plastic Surgery
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

Adjunct Associate Professor 1/2008-present
Baylor School of Dentistry
Dallas, Texas

Craniomaxillofacial Clinical Faculty 8/2008-present
AO North America

Clinic Assistant Professor 7/2005-12/2007
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Oregon Health Sciences University School of Dentistry
Portland, Oregon

For more information, please visit www.drjasonpotter.com.

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